Tina Turner opens up about life after music

Tina Turner says she does not miss performing. 

She tells The New York Times that in 2009, during the closing dates of her final tour, she was fantasizing about redecorating her house. After living the show biz life with, and then without Ike Turner, she "was just tired of singing and making everybody happy... That’s all I’d ever done in my life."

Those five decades fuel Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, which arrives this fall on Broadway, starring Adrienne Warren, who originated the role in London.

More than 40 years of fame after leaving Ike, Tina still won't reveal the full extent of his abuse. She will admit, "I don’t know if I could ever forgive all that Ike ever did to me... [but] Ike’s dead... So we don’t have to worry about him."

Happily re-married to former record label executive Erwin Bach, Tina has found the love she was denied by Ike. The best example came several years ago, when Erwin gave her a kidney, when hers failed. Bach says, "And I would do it again."

While admired as a symbol of the #MeToo movement, Tina says, "I don’t necessarily want to be a ‘strong’ person... I had a terrible life. I just kept going. You just keep going, and you hope that something will come." Pointing at the Swiss mansion now calls home and the husband who adores her, she adds, "This came."

 
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